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Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:16pm
by knightkrawler
No.
What paints do you have?

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:17pm
by sajungzak
I try to smear it around on a bit of wax paper, but I still have issues with clumping.

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:18pm
by sajungzak
knightkrawler wrote:No.
What paints do you have?

Citadel

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:23pm
by slev
If they're not quite sealed properly and left to dry, that happens. Mix in some Lahmian Medium & you should be fine.

Unless you're using dry compounds, in which case, yes they should. That's deliberate.

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:30pm
by sajungzak
So the dry compound, for instance "longbeard grey", is meant to be thick like jelly? It was like that since I first opened it. Should I water it down to use it? Is it easier to dry brush with a layer paint?

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:31pm
by IvenBach

They have some very helpful videos. I'm likely going to watch more of them since they are very helpful.

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:47pm
by sajungzak
Yeah, it's the same consistency as the one in the video. I just need to work the boogers smooth and not use too much, I guess.

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:53pm
by knightkrawler
Yes, it is easier to drybrush with a layer or base paint.
It doesn't matter which paint you get rid of almost completely after dipping the brush in it, but an actual liquid paint pulls up the bristles and will avail you more brushing time. Plus, they are more flexible in their usage, while the Dry's are just for Drybrushing.
The Dry paints are one of the bigger ploys to pull money out of orifices the customer doesn't even know about.
I overread the part where you actually said it was a Citadel Dry, sorry 'bout that. The money for those should be spent on layer, base, or the brilliant shade paints, when it comes to Citadel.

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 1:55pm
by sajungzak
Sounds like good advise for my application and skill set. Thanks kk!

You too, Iven and slev, thanks!

Re: Problems Galore

PostPosted: Sunday November 8th, 2015 2:05pm
by slev
Once you know what you are doing with drybrushing, dry compounds are excellent after some experimentation to get the hang of them